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Year 1

Our Reception boys are so well-prepared for Year 1, since we introduce more formal aspects early on. The boys are able to sit and attend for longer periods of time and are ready to take that step into a more formal classroom setting, where playing is for playtime. Forest School becomes an even more precious time in the week, as this is where the boys can learn through play again and have adventures with their friends. Design Technology and Food Technology are subtly built into Forest School, with den-construction, knotting, knife, fire and cooking skills. However, our family environment enables the boys to continue to feel at ease in their classroom learning environment and they make huge steps throughout this year. We provide a safe and stimulating environment where the boys can develop socially, emotionally, creatively, physically and academically. Our curriculum is both broad and balanced, challenging and creative. We design it so that every boy in our care can explore and realise his individual talents and blossom in confidence. Year 1 boys have the PE masters for their Games and PE lessons and specialist swimming coach. Sport is an important part of their curriculum and they learn alongside the Year 2s, so much is expected.